Goodbye, Blue Monday — Animal Magnetism

Goodbye, Blue Monday!Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Whores and Ale, Pirate’s Cove and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links! Now then:  How does the political left deal with the ongoing, manifest failures of the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration?  By ignoring them.  Excerpt: Joe Biden is about as hideous a failure as any president…

Goodbye, Blue Monday — Animal Magnetism


Who Is The Smartest Idiot You Know?

This guy is currently at the top of my list:

This guy created the Ruby on Rails web-framework, which was HUGE back in the day and had a big impact on many of the frameworks which followed. So he is pretty smart.

So Canadians who donated to the truckers should now sleep with one eye open for the next several months, lest they have their bank accounts frozen, and indictments filed on the basis of laws enacted to prevent financing of terrorism? Or maybe their bank will simply preemptively cancel their accounts if they appeared on the hacked list of donators from GiveSendGo?

This is crazy. Absolutely bonkers. Terrifying.

I still can’t believe that this is the protest that would prove every Bitcoin crank a prophet. And for me to have to slice a piece of humble pie, and admit that I was wrong on crypto’s fundamental necessity in Western democracies.

And that it was the Canadians who brought this on? You might as well have told me that it was really the Care Bears who ran Abu Ghraib.

Especially since I had some sympathy with fears projected by the US progressive left who spent four years fretting Trump might pull stunts like these. Then it turns out that the worries of an authoritarian overreach would be fulfilled by Trudeau to the North instead? Who’s writing this script? M. Night Shyamalan?

He thought Trump was going freeze bank accounts and then track people down and arrest them for peacefully protesting?

Yeah, he’s an idiot.

And now he thinks crypto is some kind of answer? The Canadian government is already freezing crypto wallets. They could just as easily make crypto wallets illegal. Don’t believe it? Then you’re an idiot too.

They can turn off your internet and your phone if they want. What the fuck are you gonna do then? They can do anything they want. Horse-fucker cops are trampling grandma in the street up there. They are arresting people and denying bail for peacefully protesting against government tyranny and the parliament just voted to extend the Emergency War Powers Act to fight against the bouncy castles and hot tubs that were threatening their democracy.

Yeah, democracy is over shitheads. It has been for a while, eh.

I Second The Motion

David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense

Should go without saying that Canada is more troubling for us than a faraway Slavic conflict because the mechanisms of tyranny used in Canada are the same as ours. Not only is the government/corporate alliance the same, the rhetoric and rationale is the same.

“But the Canadian government is accountable to the voters!”

Shut up, you pussy. The public/private ideological cartel bent on punishing the enemies of the regime–ordinary Americans or Canadians–doesn’t get voted out. Your vote means shit now.

When you go to the polls and, by some fluke, elect an opponent of the ideological cartel, the government and corporate world expunge and destroy him. Even, as we’ve seen, the people charged with our national security. The whole edifice of modern liberal democracy is a sham.

BTW: if this thread makes no sense to you, you’ve got no idea how “liberal democracy” works today in practice. You are reading the manual of a Ford Model T for clues about running a new Lexus. Dangerously clueless.
David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense


Actually, They Did — Garvey’s Ghost: Black Talk

There is an an article out there about Professor Mark Woolhouse, a  “prominent lockdown advocate” who apparently now regrets backing lockdowns (prepare for a lot of this). In the piece he says the following:”“We knew from February [2020], never mind March, that the lockdown would not solve the problem. It would simply delay it,” said…

Actually, They Did — Garvey’s Ghost: Black Talk